Summary: PAUL G. ALLEN CENTER for Computer Science & Engineering
U N I V E R S I T Y O F W A S H I N GTO N
Opening the Doors to Our Future
"Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington
is an engine of opportunity and I want to ensure it's an even more
cutting-edge resource for the coming generation."
PAUL G. ALLEN
When the doors to the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering opened
in autumn 2003, the event signaled the beginning of a new era for this extraordinary
University of Washington program.
With outstanding bachelors degree tracks in computer science and computer engineering,
a part-time masters program serving the region's computing professionals, and a full-time
graduate program offering diverse areas of research specialization, UW Computer
Science & Engineering has consistently ranked among the top ten in its field at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. Now, the Allen Center provides dramatic
opportunities that will launch CSE on an even higher trajectory.
Although a high-tech building, the Allen Center was from its inception conceived
as a "people place" for a unit that knows its central mission is to produce superbly
educated graduates. Every element of the building was designed to stimulate interaction
among students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Interaction among creative people is the